My understanding is that one can set up user-defined abbreviations for
frequently used words in Kile and have them automatically expand (as in MS
Word, for example). What I would like to be able to do is to type a `w', for
instance (without the quotation marks), hit space and have Kile write 'with'.
Again, I have done this for years in Word before making the switch from the
dark side. I also believe that WinEdt has this capability. Crucially, because
I type fast, I don't want to have to highlight text or hit some sequence of
keys to expand the words, as this would somewhat defeat the purpose.
I can't seem to get this to work in Kile, though. I have gone through the
documentation and scoured the various help forums on the web, so it seems like
this should work--- except that it doesn't on my box. I have set the
dictionary and abbreviation tabs under Settings>Kile>Complete to make
sure that example.cwl appears. I have also been able to add a few
abbreviations of my own to this file. None of this has worked in the editor,
Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug??? Any input would be
appreciated. I am using Ubuntu 9.04 and Kile 2.0.81 with KDE 4.2.2.
Thank you in advance for any help!
When a LaTeX doc is opened, there is an Abbreviations tab where you could add
user-defined abbreviations. I have found this tool quite useful, however it
can be annoying if the sequence to be replaced is too common.